Posted on: Monday, February 13, 2006
A computer skills workshop will be offered 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, sponsored by Mo'ili'ili Community Center, 2535 S. King St., room 102. The hands-on workshop will include instruction on word processor /spreadsheets, Internet use and "brush-up" instruction to update computer skills. Fee. Registration required: 955-1555
Two nationally known public policy experts, Alan Curtis and Jeff Faux, will speak on global and national economic trends and their effect on Hawai'i — and what can be done to improve and maintain the state's standard of living — in a presentation Thursday. The free discussion, "FACING HAWAI'I'S FUTURE: A GATHERING FOR THE COMMON GOOD," is sponsored by Faith Action for Community Equity, a local inter-faith organization fostering social justice. Curtis is president and chief executive officer of the private Eisenhower Foundation, which supports a number of programs in Hawai'i and is dedicated to the causes of social justice and reducing inequality. Faux is founder and former president of the Economic Policy Institute, which provides high-quality research and education to promote a prosperous, fair and sustainable economy. Information: Michelle Takemoto, 386-7942.
The MICROSOFT ACROSS AMERICA team will be at the Regal Signature Dole Cannery 18 theaters Wednesday, delivering a daylong series of free educational seminars for the local business community. Registration/information: www .microsoft.com/acrossamerica or (877) 673-8368.
An economic development specialist from the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide the latest information on opportunities offered by SBA programs and services for small-business owners and entrepreneurs today at the state's Business Action Center. The event, "SBA TALK STORY AT THE BUSINESS ACTION CENTER," is scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1130 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite A-220. Information: 541-2984.
Honolulu Advertiser Editor Saundra Keyes will discuss upcoming national and local media trends that affect public relations professionals — and the clients and issues they represent — in a speech tomorrow to the local chapter of the PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA. The buffet luncheon meeting and speech, "A View from the Top: An Editor's Observations of Upcoming Media Trends," is planned 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Club, at Pioneer Plaza. Fee; open to nonmembers. Registration: 921-6838.
Jeff Au, a venture capital attorney and principal of PacificCap Group, who regularly does business in China, will discuss the risks and benefits, ins-and-outs and special issues associated with doing business in China in a discussion tomorrow. It is scheduled 5:15-7:15 p.m. at Pioneer Plaza, 13th floor, PREL conference room. Small fee. Registration: at door or 956-8244.
"COLLABORATION AND PROJECT DELIVERY TOOLS" software to better manage and orchestrate concurrent projects will be the focus of the Wednesday meeting of the Project Management Institute, Honolulu chapter's monthly luncheon meeting: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza. Fee; nonmembers/students are welcome. Information: 541-5377.
Austin Imamura, founder of the new Pacific Rim Bank, slated to open soon at Restaurant Row, the first state-chartered bank since 1959, will be the featured speaker at Thursday's luncheon meeting (registration, 11:30 a.m.) of the NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Formerly executive vice president and corporate secretary for Central Pacific Bank and special projects consultant for City Bank, Imamura now serves as Pacific Rim's chairperson and chief executive officer. Fee; non-members /guests welcome. Reservations/information/location: Dirk Soma, 294-8639.
State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson will discuss local movie and television production in a noon luncheon meeting Thursday of the EXCHANGE CLUB OF DOWNTOWN HONOLULU. Fee; guests welcome. Location: Ed Kemper, 524-0330, ext. 2.
THE HAWAI'I SOCIETY OF ENROLLED AGENTS will hold its monthly breakfast meeting 7:15 a.m. Friday at the Pacific Club. Continuing education credits available. Fee. 735-9004.
Business meetings of general interest are listed in the "Coming Events" column each Monday. Submit notices at least two weeks in advance: Business Events, Business Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; fax to 525-6763; or e-mail dbutts@honoluluadvertiser .com. (For e-mailed releases, please include information in the body of the message, not in an attachment.)